F.A.Q. Appliances with CFCs
The MCMUA operates one of NJ's most comprehensive household hazardous waste (HHW) programs. This F.A.Q. page and information on hazardous materials is intended as a guide about HHW materials as well as the MCMUA's HHW program. This information is a general guide and does not constitute official rule, regulation or law.
Hazardous Waste Materials
- Appliances (CFCs)
- Art & Crafts
- Batteries (Auto & Boat)
- Batteries, Household (dry cell)
- Cell Phones
- Compressed Gas Cylinders
- Driveway Sealer
- Fire Extinguishers
- Medical Waste
- Motor Oil & Filters
- Muriatic Acid (HCl)
- Paints & Stains
- Photo Chemicals
- Pool Chemicals
- Rock Salt
- Smoke Detectors
- Wood with Lead Paint
Appliances such as refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners and dehumidifiers, water coolers contain chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), a substance that when released, reacts with ozone in the upper atmosphere, reducing this layer’s protective properties against ultraviolet radiation.
- Handle in a way that does not damage coils containing refrigerants.
Under federal law, CFCs must be removed before the appliance can be recycled.
MCMUA's Facility Database
- Facilities that Accept Freon Containing Metal Applicances
- Facilities that Accept Metal Applicances
- Facilities that accept Class "D" Recyclables (Special Waste)
- Freon Containing Appliances, refrigerators, air conditioners, dehumidifiers.
- White goods, large appliances including ovens, washing machines and refrigerators, are listed as a mandated recyclable material in Morris County. All appliances using CFCs are included in this ban.
- If the appliance is still functioning, call your electric company to see if they have a take-back program for high demand appliances.
- Check your Town’s Recycling Services Directory or Yellow Pages for scrap metal dealers who take white goods. Ask for certification that CFCs are removed according to EPA protocol.
CFCs must also be removed from car air conditioners before they can be scrapped.
Area Markets That Manage White Goods with CFCs
Board of Public Utilities runs the New Jersey Clean Energy Program and its
Freezer Recycling program promotes responsible recycling of refrigerators and freezers in New Jersey
and offers a $50 cash incentive.
to first see if you qualify for the program and if you do qualify, call 877.341.2192 or schedule online
by clicking here to arrange for a pick up of your old refrigerator/freezer.
- Click here for a list of facilities that accept freon containing metal applicances